Oakwood Blog


How to have a sustainable Christmas

Get into the swing of Christmas this year without a hefty carbon footprint! Here are 5 ways to create a wholesome and eco-friendly family Christmas at home.

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Keeping your electricity bill down

It can be expensive to keep your home cosy and warm during the winter months. Here are some tips to create a well-heated home environment, without breaking the bank.

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Jake Hunter in Europe

 This month Jake Hunter shares with us his most recent experiences and achievements whilst travelling around the world. Jake is proudly sponsored by Oakwood and we are excited to see what the future holds for this young talent.   

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Senior Pets

Recognising that your dog is a ‘senior’ is the first step to preventative health care. There is considerable breed variation in the aging process with smaller dogs tending to live longer than larger breeds. Dogs less than 10kg are considered senior at about 8 years, medium dogs around 7 years and dogs over 40kgs are senior from the age of 6.

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5 easy craft activities you can enjoy with your kids this Easter

 Easter is a very special time to spend with family and friends. While many of us associate Easter morning with a chocolate egg Easter hunt, there are plenty of crafty alternatives to make Easter just as enjoyable, but without the sugar-hit! 

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 Categories: quick, household, fun, eggs, easy, easter, diy


10 tips on how to be an organised parent for healthy school lunches

We all know what it’s like at the beginning of the school year – new books, uniforms, and of course the mind-boggling requests for healthy school lunches. Here are 6 quick and easy ways to keep on top of your game for the school year ahead

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 Categories: school, plan, organise, lunches, household


How to make your own Christmas crackers!

With Christmas just around the corner, it’s a great time to start preparing for the silly season ahead. Christmas crackers are a great addition to any dinner table – they are easy to put together and great fun for the kids. Also, don’t be afraid to get a little creative with the gifts inside each cracker – we often make our own edible treats or recycle old toys and lego figurines for the little ones. 

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 Categories: festive season tips, festive, diy, crackers, christmas


Tackling Paralysis ticks

The Australian paralysis tick is a very dangerous little creature responsible for the death of hundreds of dogs and cats each year. It lives in bushy coastal areas along the eastern seaboard of Australia from north Queensland to eastern Victoria. Ticks are most prevalent from spring to autumn however they may occur at any time of year.


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 Categories: ticks, summer, petcare, pet care, care


5 ways to catch up on spring cleaning


As the days become longer and the weather warms up, it’s a good time to freshen up the home and clear out the dust and cobwebs from the cooler months. If you already haven’t done so, don’t stress here are some ways to spring clean your home!

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 Categories: #tips, #spring, #household, #cleaning


HELP- My cat scratches the furniture

Scratching of the furniture is one of the most common complains of cat owners and is a common reason for cats to be surrendered. It is important to understand that scratching is a natural behaviour for cats. It is how they remove the outer sheath of their claws, to expose their new sharper claws. It is not a behaviour that you can actually stop but there are several things you can do to prevent your furniture being ruined.

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 Categories: scratching, pets, cats